GAA Classic Cars Winter Auction 2024

February, 2024

GAA Classics Auction

More than 700 automobiles crossed the auction block at the GAA Classic Cars winter auction, held at “The Palace” in Greensboro February 22 – 24. There were large crowds each day of the auction which included many active bidders and strong off site bidding via phones and through the internet.  New for this auction was live TV broadcast coverage by MAV/TV.    

Although the top sale of the weekend, $700,000, was for a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition, perhaps the most exciting sale was for a 1963 Falcon, formerly owned by Jimmy Buffett.  This car, which finally sold after a lengthy bidding war, brought in a surprising $235,000 – a new record price for Ford’s original economy car, the Falcon.

Here are the Top Sales and highlights of the auction.

Top 5 Sales

2006 Ford GT Heritage$700,000
1967 Shelby Mustang GT500$270,000
1963 Ford Falcon Sprint$235,000
2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170$210,000
1959 Chevy Impala Convertible$210,000

More Auction Sales

Vehicles on Display at “The Palace”

Jimmy Buffet’s 1963 Falcon Sprint Rocks the House

It was definitely 5 o’clock somewhere when a powder blue Falcon convertible, formerly owned by Jimmy Buffett, rolled up on the auction block at this GAA Classic Cars winter auction.  Based on the number of in-house and remote bidders, it was obvious from the start that several people wanted this surf-carrying droptop and the board and signed guitar that went along with it.  Enthusiasm for this piece of Jimmy Buffett history drove the final selling price to a all-time high for a Falcon.  The below videos shows the excitement in the room when “Margaritaville” sold.

Cool Cars on the Auction Block

1951 Ford Woody $47,500 (High Bid)

1965 Cobra Replica (Factory Five) Sold for $46,500

1969 Boss 302 Sold for $62,000

1957 Chrysler 300C Sold for $52,000

1958 Chevy Impala Convertible $190,000 (High Bid)

1970 Challenger TA $90,000 (High Bid)

Pre-Auction Show Floor

Note:  All sales are hammer prices.